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Burning Love

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Dennis Linde

Recorded: March 28, 1972, RCA Studio C, Hollywood
Released master is take 6

Single: w/ "It's A Matter Of Time", RCA 74-0769, August 1, 1972
Also released w/ "Steamroller Blues" as Gold Standard Series, GB-10156, March 1975
Also released w/ "Suspicious Minds", PB-13896, October 1984, as one of six singles in box set

RIAA Certified: Platinum (as of 03/27/1992)

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#2 on Billboard's Hot 100
#1 on Cash Box Top 100
#9 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Volume 2 - November 1, 1972
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My Spin

(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)
"Burning Love" is definitely a classic, and looms large in my legend, but I haven't gotten around to writing a spiel yet. Browse the other stuff below in the meantime.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"This superb rocker is sung in tremendous style, powerful and rich. There is magnificent drumming from Ronnie Tutt."

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

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"Burning Love" Lyrics and Downloads

Lord Almighty, I feel my temperature rising
Higher higher, it's burning through to my soul
Girl, girl, girl, girl, you gonna set me on fire
My brain is flaming, I don't know which way to go

Your kisses lift me higher
Like the sweet song of a choir
You light my morning sky
With burning love

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I feel my temperature rising
Help me, I'm flaming, I must be a hundred and nine
Burning, burning, burning, and nothing can cool me
I just might turn into smoke, but I feel fine

Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like a sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love

It's coming closer, the flames are reaching my body
Please won't you help me, I feel like I'm slipping away
It's hard to breathe, and my chest is a-heaving
Lord Almighty, I'm burning a hole where I lay

Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like the sweet song of a choir
You light my morning sky
With burning love
With burning love
Ah, ah, burning love
I'm just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love

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